I have wild violets that want to take over my tomato bed. Would it be bad to let them remain and plant tomatoes in with them? Wouldn’t they help keep the ground from drying out and keep other invasive weeds out? Do they rob the ground of nutrients that the tomato plant needs? I’m in central Indiana if that makes a difference.
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They will be safe, and definitely help around something tall like your tomatoes. Leaving them will not be a big deal, as long as you feed with a vegetable fertilizer regularly.
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